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‘I’LL FIGHT FOR PLACE,’ DEMBELE

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EIGHT-GOAL hitman Moussa Dembele, scorer of a hat-trick in the Glasgow derby, hopes to lead the Celtic attack even when Leigh Griffiths returns from his calf injury.
The 20-year-old French striker is eager to face Kilmarnock at Parkhead this afternoon and said: “I always welcome a challenge. Leigh is a good player and a good addition to the team.img_2307-4.jpg

“He was injured, but now he’s back and that’s great for everyone.

“The manager will make up his mind as to who plays and I will be happy with his decision. But there is no rivalry between Leigh and myself – we get on quite well.

“He’s a good guy and so am I, so there’s no fight between us. We both want to play and we both give 100 percent, but it’s good to have a striker like him alongside you because I know I need to be at my best when he’s around.

“Maybe we could both play together, but, whatever happens, I’m glad he’s here.”

Dembele enjoyed his trio against the Ibrox side and added: “I scored three, but I could have had more, I think. Scoring that hat-trick was something huge because it hadn’t been done for years, but you always think you could have improved on what you did.

“I analysed the game and saw things where I could improve. I’m still young and I’m still learning the game and I understand that you cannot have the perfect match. It doesn’t exist.

“You must always try to be perfect, but you can never do it. So, after the (Sevco)Rangers (sic) game I focused on working every day to do better.

”Now we have to focus on Kilmarnock and it’s not hard to do that because I take it game by game. The Manchester City game will come, but our first priority is to make sure we take three points from this one.”
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CELTIC author Paul John Dykes speaks to ex-Celtic captain, Andy Lynch, about his forthcoming autobiography, ‘Hoops, Stars & Stripes’.
In episode 1 of this exclusive CQN webcast, ‘On The Road’, Andy reminisces about his early days in junior football, and how it was Hearts who finally signed him on professional forms in 1969.
Join Andy Lynch in this exclusive three-part CQN webcast, where he takes a walk down memory lane in advance of the release of his autobiography, ‘Hoops, Stars & Stripes’, which is released by CQN Books in October 2016.
On the Road with Andy Lynch Part 1 is displayed below. Part 2 will be posted next Friday.

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